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Week in pictures: 10-16 November 2018

Week in pictures: 10-16 November 2018

Our selection of some of the most striking news photographs taken around the world this week. Image copyright Victoria Jones / PA Image caption Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab leaves Downing Street in the week that saw him resign from cabinet, saying he quit over “fatal flaws” in the draft Brexit agreement with the EU. […]

Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil's famous yellow jersey, dies

Aldyr Schlee, designer of Brazil's famous yellow jersey, dies

Image copyright EPA Image caption Brazilian players observed a minute of silence to Aldyr Schlee before a friendly against Uruguay in London The man who designed the Brazilian football team’s famous yellow shirt has died. Aldyr Garcia Schlee, a designer, journalist and writer, was 83 and had been diagnosed with skin cancer. He was only […]

Welcome sight: Why some Jamaicans want the army to stay

Welcome sight: Why some Jamaicans want the army to stay

Image copyright Ben Toren Image caption Pauline Perez says the joint force has brought more security to the streets Every morning, Pauline Perez walks past the bullet-ridden Denham Town police station to commute to work as a government clerk in West Kingston, Jamaica. For the past year, she has passed by dozens of soldiers and […]

Trump 'personally answers Mueller Russia questions'

Trump 'personally answers Mueller Russia questions'

Image copyright EPA Donald Trump says he has finished answering questions into alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential campaign. The US leader told reporters he had personally answered the questions “very easily”, but that they had yet to be submitted to Robert Mueller’s team. Mr Mueller has been looking into allegations of collusion between […]

Ex-Dallas Cowboy Jeff Rohrer to wed same-sex partner

Ex-Dallas Cowboy Jeff Rohrer to wed same-sex partner

Image copyright Dallas Cowboys Image caption Jeff Rohrer (centre) spent six seasons as a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys A former Dallas Cowboys football player will make history this weekend when he becomes the first ever NFL player to marry a man. Jeff Rohrer, a former linebacker for the Texas American football team, publicly came […]

Elvis Presley gets US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Elvis Presley gets US Presidential Medal of Freedom

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rock ‘n’ roll star is one of seven to be awarded the prestigious honour Singing legend Elvis Presley was among the seven recipients at US President Donald Trump’s first Medal of Freedom ceremony since taking office. The award is the highest honour a sitting president can bestow on […]

Navy SEALs and Marines charged in death of Special Forces soldier

Navy SEALs and Marines charged in death of Special Forces soldier

Image copyright US Army Image caption Four US special forces troops have been charged in connection with Sgt Melgar’s death The US Navy has charged four elite members of US Special Forces with murdering a US Army soldier in the west African country of Mali last year. Officials say Army Staff Sergeant Logan J Melgar […]

Police dance delights Russian viewers

Police dance delights Russian viewers

Image copyright Russian interior ministry Image caption Mind how you go A group of Siberian police officers have become Russian internet stars after their dance routine was posted online. They recorded a clip for a police benefit talent show in the Sakha Republic, the home of Siberia’s Yakut people, in an effort to boost ticket […]

Jamal Khashoggi: Symbolic funeral services for murdered journalist

Jamal Khashoggi: Symbolic funeral services for murdered journalist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption People attend a prayer for the murdered Saudi journalist at the Fatih mosque in Istanbul Funeral prayers have taken place in Saudi Arabia and Turkey for murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi’s son Salah met mourners in Jeddah. Hundreds attended prayers in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, […]

William Goldman, Butch Cassidy screenwriter, dies at 87

William Goldman, Butch Cassidy screenwriter, dies at 87

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Goldman died on Friday at his New York home William Goldman, screenwriter of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men, has died aged 87. Goldman, who received Oscars for both of those films, also wrote Marathon Man, Magic and The Princess Bride, which he adapted […]

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